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Zoe A. Jones

Ms. Jones represents clients in complex matters in both state and federal court, and she has practiced at both the trial and appellate levels. Her areas of practice include family law, internal investigations, property disputes, employment disputes, and cases involving professional responsibility and alleged malpractice. Her practice spans various stages in litigation, including drafting and answering complaints, briefing dispositive motions, and working to resolve matters via mediation and settlement. She also has significant experience in the area of criminal justice reform and related compliance work. Ms. Jones previously served as a law clerk to Judge Amy J. St. Eve in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge Virginia M. Kendall in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Selected Engagements

Represented city government in connection with its policing consent decree and advised multiple government agencies on public safety reform efforts.

Represented multi-national organization in investigation of alleged securities and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Represented financial institutions in investigations by various federal agencies, including the United States Department of Justice, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Represented clients in post-conviction proceedings in state and federal court.


B.Admin., John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, 2012

Degree conferred with distinction

J.D., Cornell Law School, 2015

Graduated magna cum laude

Order of the Coif

Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law

Articles Editor, Cornell Law Review


Admitted to the South Carolina Bar, 2015 (currently inactive). Admitted to the Illinois Bar, 2017

Fellowship Attorney at Justice 360, Columbia, SC, 2015–2016

Associate with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC, 2016–2018

Law clerk to the Hon. Amy J. St. Eve, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2018–2019

Law clerk to the Hon. Virginia M. Kendall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2019–2020

Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago Department of Law, Public Safety Reform Division, 2020–2022

Associate with this firm, 2022

Admitted to the bars of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Chicago Bar Association

Seventh Circuit Bar Association

Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago

Associate Board, Lawrence Hall